Kundelungu National Park

Welcome to Kundelungu National Park that is located in the Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo adjacent to Upemba National Park covering an area of 7,600 square kilometers and it is famously known for inhabiting the Lofoi falls. The falls are among the largest in Central Africa plunging down for an unbroken 340 meters and its waters are a tributary of Lufira River which rises in the Shaba plateau south of Likasi.

The River was dammed in 1926 at Mwadingusha near Likasi to form Lake Tshangalela (a reservoir for a hydroelectric generator supplying power for copper smelting). The River flows northwards through the Bia Mountains for about 500 kilometers (310 mi) joining the Lualaba in Lake Kisale. Lofoi falls shrink quietly a bit during the dryer seasons of June to October but are quite dramatic during the rest of the year.

Kundelungu National Park is an IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Category II Park of which IUCN is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. The park was a private hunting ground before being declared as a protected area for wildlife conservation and hunting activities in the Park were expelled and made illegal. The park is made up of good scenery of Lofoi falls which are more fascinating and stunning during the rainy season.

The Lofoi falls form a swimming pool thus offering the swimming activity to the visitors of the park and it is also connected by an ecological corridor with Lake Upemba thus allowing migration of fauna. The park is a twin to Upemba National Park which is located to its opposite (right) side though they are a bit different in terms of habitant and vegetation whereby Kundelungu consists of Miombo woodlands all over well as Upemba comprises of savanna plains together with miombo woodlands.

The most attractive thing about Kundelungu is its fascinating landscape of which a visitor should expect to view a beautiful and spectacular landscape rather than putting his or her emphasis on wildlife because no one knows the exact species found there.

However depending to its vegetation, the possible residents most likely to inhabit there include; warthogs, porcupine, jackals, cheetahs, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, Impalas, snakes and zebras well as for the bird species found in the Park may include; Marabou storks, egrets, pelicans and others.

But as already said, visitors to the Park should expect more of a beautiful landscape than the wildlife because they are rarely seen. Roads accessing the Park are nowadays groomed thus being safer than before to access the Park using 4×4 vehicles such as; the extended land cruisers with pop-up roofs and many others.

If you consult the best tour agencies, you will be provided any kind of vehicle you would like to use on your safari and apparently it will be offered to you when you arrive in Congo with a trained and experience guide-driver being inclusive only if you ordered for one. However, the most reliable vehicles ideal for Congo safaris are; the extended land cruisers, VX, V8, Land cruiser Prado and the safari vans which can all be offered to you only when you consult the most reliable tour agency in Africa listed at Congo Parks’’.